Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 294
Child Labor
Section 294.090

August 28, 2014

Director of division of labor standards to enforce--rights, duties--record keeping required--cancellation of work certificate or work permit.

294.090. 1. The director is charged with the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter and all other laws regulating the employment of children. The director is vested with the power and jurisdiction to exercise such supervision over every employment as may be necessary to adequately enforce and administer the provisions of this chapter, including the right to enter any place where children are employed and to inspect the premises and to require the production of work certificates or work permits and any other necessary documents specifically requested that involve the employment of children.

2. Every employer subject to any provision of sections 294.005 to 294.150 or any regulation issued pursuant to sections 294.005 to 294.150 shall make and keep for a period of not less than two years, on the premises where any child is employed, the work certificate, a record of the name, address, and age of the child, and times and hours worked by the child each day.

3. All records and information obtained by the division pertaining to minors are confidential and personal identifying information shall be disclosed only by order of a court of competent jurisdiction.

4. If it appears that a work certificate or work permit has been improperly granted or illegally used, or the child is being injured, or is likely to be injured by the employment, this fact shall be reported to the issuing officer who shall cancel the work certificate or work permit. Notice in writing of the cancellation, with reasons therefor, shall be transmitted immediately to the child and to the person employing the child, and thereafter it shall be unlawful for any such person to continue to employ the child.

(RSMo 1939 § 9626, A.L. 1957 p. 525 § 13, A.L. 1989 H.B. 461, A.L. 1995 H.B. 300 & 95 merged with H.B. 414, A.L. 2002 S.B. 923, et al.)

Prior revision: 1929 § 14091

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